SBP to begin Gilas coach screening process on Tuesday
MANILA, Philippines - The search and screening committee formed by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, comprised of SBP’s major stakeholders and tasked to come up with a short list of coaching candidates for consideration to national teams made up of PBA players, will convene next Tuesday, November 6 to discuss the parameters and criteria under which it will undertake its mandate, according to a press release.
A timeline will be set to govern the selection process of the committee chaired by SBP vice chairman Ricky Vargas, with PBA commissioner Chito Salud, PBA chairman Pato Gregorio, PBA vice chairman Robert Non (representing PBA D-League) and SBP executive director Sonny Barrios.
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A series of deliberations will follow as necessary whereupon the recommended names will be submitted to SBP president Manny V. Pangilinan, head of SBP’s Executive Committee, for final decision.
A parallel search and screening committee for national teams without PBA players will meet on Saturday, Nov. 15. Barrios, as SBP representative, will chair the group, which includes SBP Board of Trustees members Edmundo Baculi, representing UAAP, Fr. Victor Calvo, O.P. (NCAA), Raul Alcoseba (CESAFI and the Visayas-Mindanao regions) and Dr. Ernesto Jay Adalem (NAASCU and NCR).
Both committees' work is recommendatory in nature, with the final choice resting on the SBP president.
Pangilinan, in a board meeting at the PLDT Makati office recently, had proposed a “participative and consultative approach” in the initial selection process for future national teams to address at least nine international tournaments scheduled for 2015.
Among the events set next year are the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore in June and the 28th FIBA Asia Championship in China in August, which will serve as the regional qualifier to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. - Rappler.com